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Twyla Carter Honored on List of New York's Most Influential Black Leaders

Twyla Carter, Attorney-in-Chief and Chief Executive Officer of The Legal Aid Society, has been named to City & State’s annual Power of Diversity: Black 100 list for the second straight year.

The list, written and researched by City & State in partnership with journalist Jenna Flanagan, highlights the latest activities and accomplishments of Black leaders who are standing out in the spheres of government, business, nonprofits, organized labor, health care, law, advocacy, and academia.

During Twyla’s tenure, Legal Aid’s attorneys and staff have worked tirelessly to defend New York City’s Right to Shelter and to protect incarcerated New Yorkers from the deplorable conditions on Rikers Island. She was leading the organization as it obtained important victories including a settlement that will ensure dental coverage for millions of New Yorkers and legislation that will automatically seal certain conviction records, ending the perpetual punishment for many deserving New Yorkers.

Carter has worked relentlessly since joining the organization toward securing needed funding to significantly increase baseline salaries for all staff.

Congratulations to Twyla; read the full list here.